IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax

The no-bid contract was issued last week, as the company continued facing fallout from its massive security breach.

According to our Data Security Consultant, MrMild, this is NOT a joke. Soon, I expect that the Feds will hire Arthur Andersen LLP to do auditing for the IRS.

Source: IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax – POLITICO

You thought you were getting screwed by Time Warner Cable . . . and you were right

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Time Warner Cable, accusing the company of lying to both its customers and the FCC. The suit alleges that TWC “Systematically And Knowingly Failed To Deliver The Reliable And Fast Internet Access It Promised To Subscribers Across The State”

Source: Time Warner Cable sued in New York for rampant fraud, lying to the FCC – ExtremeTech

Time Warner doesn’t just suck — they suck ON PURPOSE!

You always knew your ISP or broadband provider was slow as shit. Well, a new study by BattlefortheNet revealed that the major Internet providers are intentionally slowing traffic from the Net’s most popular websites.

Why? I don’t know. But I’d guess they want you to “upgrade” to a more expensive tier which will still provide snail-like connectivity.

At least we now know why so many people complain that they’re having trouble reaching the BITEME website.

Source: Major Internet providers slowing traffic speeds for thousands across US